Intel Core i7-640M vs Core M-5Y31

Intel Core i7-640M
Intel Core M-5Y31

General info

Comparing Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.22
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core M
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Broadwell
Release date
20 September 2010
 
1 December 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$346
 
n/d
Price now
$200
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
Bus support
2500 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
4096 KB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
384 million
 
1300 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
BGA1288, PGA988
 
FCBGA1234
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
5 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
+
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31.
Integrated graphics
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
 
Intel HD Graphics 5300 (300 - 850 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
766 MHz
 
850 MHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
11.2 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-640M 5.97
M-5Y31 5.98 +0.2%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-640M 3307 +27.7%
M-5Y31 2589

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-640M 3708 +9.2%
M-5Y31 3396

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-640M 7906 +20.5%
M-5Y31 6563

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-640M 1
M-5Y31 1 +2.8%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-640M 3 +13.6%
M-5Y31 2

WinRAR 4.0

i7-640M 1763 +1%
M-5Y31 1745

TrueCrypt AES

i7-640M 1 +8.3%
M-5Y31 1

Passmark

i7-640M 2827
M-5Y31 2832 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-640M and Core M-5Y31 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-640M

Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Core M-5Y31

0.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 December 2014 vs 20 September 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (5 vs 35 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Core i7-640M or Core M-5Y31?

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